John Swann, president of Weil-McLain, was recently elected and began serving as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute Section of the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), a trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment.
As chairman of the section, which has been representing the North American hydronic heating industry since 1915 and includes 68 member companies, Swann will oversee the boiler, baseboard radiation, and indirect water heater sections of AHRI’s membership, and provide leadership in the areas of government affairs and policymaking, product performance standards, certification programs and industry awareness. As an active member of the Hydronics Institute Section’s Executive Committee since 2013 and the AHRI Board of Directors since 2014, Swann will serve a two-year term as chairman, through 2019.
“I am honored to be elected by my industry peers and excited to serve our member companies,” said Swann. “We are committed to ongoing innovation and growth for our industry, while ensuring the highest standards of customer value, safety and efficiency for hydronic heating equipment.”
With more than 20 years of industrial manufacturing and leadership experience, Swann brings to the position expertise and insight he has gained throughout his career and from his current leadership role at Weil-McLain, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
AHRI’s 315 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world, and account for more than 90 percent of HVACR and water heating residential and commercial equipment manufactured and sold in North America.
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Weil-McLain® is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Founded in 1881, Weil-McLain is based in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge, Ill., with manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Ind., and Eden, N.C., and regional sales offices throughout the United States.
Weil-McLain hydronic boilers and indirect-fired water heaters integrate the latest in advanced controls and materials using cast iron, stainless steel and aluminum with sophisticated heat exchanger technologies that deliver optimum energy efficiency and reliability. Architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers and homeowners rely on Weil-McLain to address a variety of comfort heating needs. Products are engineered with aesthetics, functionality, safety and structural tolerance in mind. Additional information is available at www.weil-mclain.com.
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.